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Now offering dog grooming, and U-Wash services. Has doubled the size of the shop.

SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Owner Michal Smith shows her shop's new dog grooming facility.Creatures Pet Shop, in Madras, has expanded the shop and added dog grooming services.

Owner Michal Smith, who opened the shop in October 2017, said she expanded into a vacant retail space next door.

"We've doubled our inventory space and added dog grooming service in the back, and when it's not in use, the tub is available to dog owners for U-Wash," Smith said.

The two retail spaces were already connected by a doorway in the wall, which had been boarded up, she said. So, all they had to do was unblock the doorway to double the space.

Additional inventory in the new area includes more dog and other pet foods, more live animals, and big items such as cages.

The dog grooming space has a grooming table, and new large stainless steel washing tub. A basic bath for a dog incudes bath, blow dry, brushout, ear cleaning and nail trim, and people can add on other services if desired. A nail trim only is $9.

She said there currently is a shortage of groomers, and only is aware of one mobile groomer in Madras, one in Culver, and one in Terrebonne.

"Our goal is to keep services affordable, inclusive, and to give customers value for their services. Volume is not our goal," Smith said.

Since opening last year, she said Creatures Pet Shop has done very well. "Our expansion is indicative of that. We've already had to do it in one year," she observed.

Creatures Pet Shop is located at 226 SW Fifth St., Madras, and the business phone is 541-460-5512. The store hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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